Episodes

Almost Awakened: 069: Brittney Hartley & Bill Reel – A Deep Conversation
Almost Awakened: 069: Brittney Hartley & Bill Reel – A Deep Conversation

This conversation is held that involves the following 5 questions as well as other interesting places we take the conversation along the way. 1. What is more dangerous for the future of humanity, nihilism or dogmatism? What are the dangers of each? 2. What are the most important aspects of developing a spiritual life out of nothing? 3. How do…

Almost Awakened: 068: Gamestop, GME Stock, WallStreetBets, and The Squeeze
Almost Awakened: 068: Gamestop, GME Stock, WallStreetBets, and The Squeeze

The excitement surrounding the GME Gamestop Stock story for the last week has been palpable. So In today’s Episode of Almost Awakened I explain as simply as I can what the hell is going on with GME Gamestop stock. How did this train get going? What has potentially pumped the stock up, what potentially made it crash down, and what…

Almost Awakened: 067: Veronica Funess -Sex, Shame, and Negotiation
Almost Awakened: 067: Veronica Funess -Sex, Shame, and Negotiation

Today with sit down with Veronica Funess, Intimacy Coach in Training and we discuss sexual shame that exists within society. We discuss how healthy negotiation of sexuality can look. We discuss kinks, fantasies, and how to incorporate your most vulnerable and healthy self into a healthy relationship with your partner. Veronica is a Graduate in Gender & Women’s studies with…

Almost Awakened: 066: Phil McLemore & Bill Reel – What Is The Life Well Lived
Almost Awakened: 066: Phil McLemore & Bill Reel – What Is The Life Well Lived

My friend Phil McLemore comes back on the podcast and this time to debate the question of “What is the life well lived”? We talk about societies and individuals and how freedom versus control makes or inhibits space to be a growing responsible healthy adult who is happy with their life and producing a positive wake through how they move…

Almost Awakened: 065: Every Moment is Precious – Take on Me
Almost Awakened: 065: Every Moment is Precious – Take on Me

A couple of moments this past week helped Bill connect the dots of some emotional wisdom that had been on his mind recently. IT has to do with how arrogant we are on the first half of life and and how at some point a light bulb goes on and we begin to sense how fragile life is and how…

Almost Awakened: 064: Jonathan Westover and the Alchemy of Leadership
Almost Awakened: 064: Jonathan Westover and the Alchemy of Leadership

I sit down with my friend, Professor, Podcaster, and Author Jon Westover and we discuss his new book, “The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership: Ordinary, Everyday Actions That Produce Extraordinary Results”. We talk about what makes a good leader. What toxic leadership looks like. How good leaders foster principles like trust, diversity, inclusivity, and belonging. and Most importantly, I think,…

Almost Awakened: 063: Are We Not all Seeking Acceptance?
Almost Awakened: 063: Are We Not all Seeking Acceptance?

Bill talks today about how each of us is quirky, how each of us is seeking validation and acceptance. How we each are weird and have strange thoughts and yet each of us is fighting to reveal our true selves

Almost Awakened: 062: Moms and Thanksgiving
Almost Awakened: 062: Moms and Thanksgiving

Holidays tend to bring up things within us and for Bill and his wife Amanda, this Thanksgiving was one of those. From Amanda’s emotional awareness of her daughter moving out of state to take the next step in their own lives, To Bill dealing with the one year anniversary of the loss of his mom, to sensing that life moves…

Almost Awakened: 061: Vaccines, Anti-Vaxers, And Covid19
Almost Awakened: 061: Vaccines, Anti-Vaxers, And Covid19

Phizer just announced and two more companies right behind them announced they have arrived at a vaccine for Covid19. These Vaccines are showing a 95% effectiveness. And yet…. somehow 50% of the population has been turned off of seeing such as a positive. 50% of our population is skeptical about receiving these vaccines. Today on the Almost Awakened Podcast we…

Almost Awakened: 060: Schizophrenia And How Hard Life Can Be
Almost Awakened: 060: Schizophrenia And How Hard Life Can Be

Today Bill discusses Mental Illness and specifically Schizophrenia. Bill uses as the back drop his uncle, who was the first case of mental illness he had ever encountered, a close person who Bill was responsible to help who had some showing of such disturbances, and a recent movie, “Words on Bathroom Walls”, he watched that deeply and honestly displayed the…

Almost Awakened: 059: Bill Reel & Glenn Ostlund – The Path to Surrender Part 3
Almost Awakened: 059: Bill Reel & Glenn Ostlund – The Path to Surrender Part 3

Glenn and Bill tackle an audio series created by Michael Singer, author of the untethered soul, and use it as a springboard for their own Almost Awakened conversation. This is part 3 and the final part in this multipart series and the conversation in this part covers the actual process one needs to implement to deal with your internal disturbances,…

Almost Awakened: 058: Bill Reel & Glenn Ostlund – The Path to Surrender Part 2
Almost Awakened: 058: Bill Reel & Glenn Ostlund – The Path to Surrender Part 2

Glenn and Bill tackle an audio series created by Michael Singer, author of the untethered soul, and use it as a springboard for their own Almost Awakened conversation. This is part 2 in a multipart series and the conversation in this part covers ideas such as the baggage we carry with us due to the good and bad experiences that…

Almost Awakened: 057:  Ego VS Another’s Authentic Self
Almost Awakened: 057: Ego VS Another’s Authentic Self

Do you believe everyone gets to show up in the world as their authentic self so long as they don’t cause malicious harm or interfere with another’s authentic self? Yes you say? What if it is your spouse? Your Kid? Your parent? huh… now you you are not so sure. Why? It comes back to Ego and your disrupted insides…

Almost Awakened: 056: Good Kisser and Bowling
Almost Awakened: 056: Good Kisser and Bowling

Today Bill monologues about human development and some of the human behaviors he notices in others. How we move back and forth between doing good by others and shitting on them. How we manipulate in order to calm our own disruptions. How we struggle to let others be them. And how when we tell stories about others we often do…

Almost Awakened: 055: Bill Reel & Glenn Ostlund – The Path to Surrender Part 1
Almost Awakened: 055: Bill Reel & Glenn Ostlund – The Path to Surrender Part 1

Glenn and Bill tackle an audio series created by Michael Singer, author of the untethered soul, and use it as a springboard for their own Almost Awakened conversation. This is part 1 in a multipart series and the conversation in this part covers ideas such as you are not your body, thoughts, or experiences but instead is just the observer…